Joint Webinar with Diabetes Action Canada and Fighting Blindness Canada
Dr. David Wong, retinal specialist; Leanne Baarda, Independent Living Skills Specialist, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Ontario; Diana Sherifali, PhD, clinical nurse specialist, Diabetes Care and Research Program, Hamilton Health Sciences; Bert Neutel, patient partner.
Tele-ophthalmology program in Canada with Diabetes Action Canada
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and accounts for 80% of diabetic-related blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness for working age Canadians. Early detection of diabetic retinopathy by regular screening effectively avoids vision loss from diabetes as necessary treatments prevent irreversible retina damage.
T1D and AI in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
This webinar featured projects from our trainees from across the country with representation from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and Quebec.